Feliz Navidad! (12-22-14)

Feliz Navidad!

He is the Gift!

He is the Gift!

Halley

Halley

I found a Puerto Rico Street! Love you Devon!

I found a Puerto Rico Street! Love you Devon!

Hermana Jacob

Hermana Jacob

I still haven’t washed my hand that shook the hand of Elder Nelson, just so you all know. During the conference with him, he shared with us and talked a lot about D&C 31: 3-7; about how our families are being blessed from our service. I hope you are all able to see these blessings.

This week I was able to meet Elder Peiper from the quorum of the Seventy. We had a 3 zone conference then he went to Guadalajara to teach us in the leadership counsel. We talked a lot about how if we want something different in our areas (or in life) then we need to do something different. We need to look for and work for miracles. We always need to be progressing.

I’m still a sister training leader. It is going great.

Halley and Hermana  Mancada

Halley and Hermana Mancada

Hermana Monaca has 10 months in the mission, so we are pretty close in age. So also understands English so be aware of that when we talk on Christmas.

Working in the mission office

Working in the mission office

 All day in mission office

All day in mission office

This week I went to Guadalajara to the mission home to sign my visa paper work.  While we were there, all the missionaries in the area near the mission home were in a big conference at the mission home so we had to stay in the office all day. We got to answer the phones, do some organizing, and eat pizza. It was fun.

Our little Christmas tree!

Our little Christmas tree!

Christmas is going great! All I’m eating is candy (the kind I’m going to bring home so everyone can try) and we just listen to David Archuleta nonstop in the house. Also we put up our Christmas tree.

I can’t wait to see everyone on Christmas!

Feliz Navidad,

Hermana Jacob

 Hermana Mancada with a falcon (a friend of an investigator has a pet falcon)

Hermana Mancada with a falcon (a friend of an investigator has a pet falcon)

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my area

my area

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Tarimbaro (12-15-14)

Hola todos!

Hermana Moncada

Hermana Moncada

Cambios! I don’t remember if I said anything about it last week because there was a lot to say, but I was changed to Morelia ward, Tarimbaro. It’s a big area and the church seems bigger here or maybe after 9 months in Lazaro, normal looks bigger. But the church has real benches to sit on during the renion sacrmental, and it doesn’t double as the gym. The ward is big; we have a lot of investigadores, and the members help us a lot, especially the bishop. We can literally ask any favor and he will help us.For example we asked him if he could take us to the church building at 1am on Saturday and he did. From there we loaded on a big commercial bus with our whole zone and went to Guadalajara. We had a 2 mission conference and Elder Russell M. Nelson came. I got to shake his hand and look him in the eyes. When he came into the room everything just felt very different. There were also 4 members of the quorum of the 70 and they all spoke to us. It was really super great; very spiritual. Elder Nelson gave us a list of things to study and also gave us a blessing which made most of the missionaries cry.

bus to guadalajara

bus to guadalajara

4 generations

4 generations

I also got to see everyone at the conference. My family is now 4 generations. This cambio Hermana Betti (who I trained) received her hija (missionary she will train), so I am a grandma.  This cambio is the last for Hermana Rueda, my mom (trainer). It’s a nice picture.

My MTC group

My MTC group

Also my generation of missionaries had to sign our passport papers, so we were all together again.

Locked out!

Locked out!

Also this week we lost our keys to the house and there weren’t any copies. Luckily there is a Hermano in another ward that is a lock smith and broke into our house for us. The next day our neighbor came with our keys; it seems that we locked the house but we didn’t take the keys out of the lock. We left them in the door. That was quite an adventure.

When we went to give food to the people in the hospital (I told you about in the last letter), it was to the people waiting for the people in the hospital and family members that were there too, not the patients.  We didn’t enter the building; president said that we had to stay outside.

How is it going with “He is the gift”? Has everyone shared in on Facebook? And given out the cards? Nana and papa wrote me about how they made jam and then tied the card to the bottle. Just think, this is the easiest time we have to share the gospel, during Christmas.

I hope everyone is doing well.  I loved the letters. Send me pictures of Christmas!

Amor,

Hermana Jacob

Cows

Cows